The new year is the traditional time for creating resolutions! These can apply to your home as well as to yourself. Consider making some great HVAC -related resolutions for your home in 2020:
Schedule an Annual HVAC Checkup
Treat your HVAC system to a yearly professional inspection and cleaning. One of our trained HVAC technicians will give your system a comprehensive inspection to check for any existing issues or potential issues that could become major problems later on and make any necessary repairs. Your HVAC system will also receive a thorough cleaning, including all air ducts. Preventive maintenance is always best and knowing that your system is clean and in perfect working order is a great feeling.
Give Your HVAC System a Break in 2020
Increase the longevity and the performance of your system by giving it a break from working whenever possible. During the summer months, use fans in your home when the weather is mild enough, and in the colder months utilize your fireplace to warm your home with a crackling fire from time to time. On days/nights when your home needs just a little warmth, use a space heater rather than cranking up the furnace. You’ll be giving your HVAC system a break from working and giving yourself a break on your energy bills.
Pay Attention to the Simple Details
Caring for your HVAC system properly includes simple, do-it-yourself maintenance such as changing the air filter at least once during the seasons when your system is in use. Proper HVAC care also includes acknowledging any unusual activity or strange sounds coming from your system or any of its components. Don’t just write it off as something that will go away. Call Pickerington Heating & Cooling right away and let one of our licensed professionals check it out. You don’t want to procrastinate and take a chance on your HVAC system being damaged.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Treat your HVC system – and your entire home – to a modern, efficient, programmable thermostat. It is nearly impossible to remember to re-set your thermostat all the time. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set the temperature and forget it, even when you aren’t at home. Your thermostat can remain on a cooler setting during the day when everyone is gone and be programmed to have your home warm and welcoming when your family returns.
Protect Your Outdoor A/C Unit
Your outdoor A/C unit is an important part of your HVAC system. It isn’t something that gets much consideration during the winter months, but it is still very much a part of the system. The outside unit needs some TLC during the months when it isn’t in use. Clean it and place a cover securely over it so that it will be protected and in good working order come summer. Your HVAC system will thank you for it.
Set Your HVAC’s Fan to “Auto”
Give your system a break from a constantly running fan. Rather than setting the fan to the “On” setting, make sure it is set to “Auto” so that it will only run when your system is on heating or cooling mode. This will allow the fan to only be activated when needed, which will also prevent dirt and debris from unnecessarily clogging your air filter.
Use Humidifiers to Clean the Air in Your Home
Your HVAC system utilizes air filters and other means to keep dirty, unhealthy air out of your home. Give it a hand by placing humidifiers throughout your home. They will draw the impurities out of the air and help your system to keep the air you and your family breathe as clean and pollutant-free as possible. Humidifiers add moisture to the air. This moisture will retain the heat produced by your furnace in the winter, keeping your home warm without having to turn up your thermostat.
Replace Your HVAC System When the Time Comes
No doubt your HVAC system has served your home and family faithfully for many years. However, if your system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to retire it with honors and upgrade to a new, more modern system. Technology has come a long way in the last decade and that includes HVAC systems. Let one of our service technicians look over your current system and make recommendations based on your specific needs and what you are looking for in an HVAC system.
Making a few HVAC resolutions for the new year will be a great benefit to your system, your home, and your family. At Pickerington Heating & Cooling we are ready and waiting to help you get 2020 started off right!
Give us a call at 614-837-4026 or visit our website at https://www.pickheat.com/appointments/ to schedule your appointment for HVAC services. Whether you need a professional inspection and cleaning or if you are looking to replace your old system, we are at your service.